ZUFFA to offer 151 fighters spot on next card or show money?

source: twitter.com

Luke Thomas Luke Thomas ‏@SBNLukeThomas
Under NAC 467.259, the UFC seems to be obligated to reimburse all of those fighters under their bout agreements if Zuffa doesn't use them in the Toronto event ("the next program staged by the promoter").

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When UFC 151 was cancelled, a howl of protest arose from fighters on the main and undercard fights, with a number expressing financial concern.

However, although sponsor money may be forgone, ZUFFA will apparently be paying fighters their show money, or providing fights on the next card, according to the laws of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

NAC 467.259  Unarmed combatant not used in program must be used in next program or reimbursed. (NRS 467.030)  If a promoter enters into a bout agreement with an unarmed combatant for a contest or exhibition in a program of unarmed combat, but the promoter, without reasonable cause, does not use the unarmed combatant in that program, the unarmed combatant must be used in the next program staged by the promoter or be reimbursed pursuant to the bout agreement.
[Athletic Comm’n, § 101, eff. 4-25-78]—(NAC A 12-13-82; 12-2-97; R076-03, 12-3-2003)

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Nick Fury site profile image  

8/24/12 10:37 AM by Nick Fury

make it right Zuffa!

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

8/24/12 2:37 AM by ChaosOverkill

lol serious

perfy site profile image  

8/24/12 2:34 AM by perfy

Glad undercard fighters will get paid one way or another. I'm sure Zuffa would step up and pay show money as it only amounts to a few hundred thousand which is chump change to them.

stonepony site profile image  

8/24/12 2:31 AM by stonepony

MMA is still a baby sport. I bet you they never sell another major card, without having a solid back-up plan ready to go. It would have solved this issue, if they would have just put it in writing.Hendo goes down, these are the replacement fighters in this order.Jones would have already signed and agreed to fight Chael as an emergency replacement.

un3rgr0und site profile image  

8/24/12 2:13 AM by un3rgr0und

Dana will take care of them because they are real fighters and not bitches like Jon Jones...Dana and Lorenzo are disgusted with Jones now...he's got a lot of work to do to make amends..if he even can

swany site profile image  

8/24/12 1:35 AM by swany

The fighters will be taken care of

the geek site profile image  

8/24/12 1:31 AM by the geek

Who's going to pay me for the mental breakdown I'm having?Seriously, Vitor now???Crazy

themexicutioner site profile image  

8/24/12 1:28 AM by themexicutioner

Im sure TBA would fight Jones too! That dude dont give a fuck!

andyman011 site profile image  

8/24/12 1:14 AM by andyman011

They are skipping ufc 151 and going to 152 and calling it 152 there will never be a 151. And reasonable cause would be a hurricane

Alpha World Peace site profile image  

8/24/12 12:48 AM by Alpha World Peace

Zuffa would have anyway. Not sure why Zach Thomas is even bringing it up.The people who won't be paid back are the fans who purchased flights, hotels, the family members and friends of fighters who did the same, and thousands of others.


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